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Address: Bigbury-on-Sea, Plymouth TQ7 4BG, England
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Getting to the island is in itself an adventure, especially at high tide when you can't walk and need to take the transport. In the winter it is secluded and very quiet.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 19, 2016
Phil P
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Fareham, United Kingdom

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Frimley, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited Burgh Island in the summer with our 4 children. Can't believe there are no signs anywhere warning about the cliffs around 3 sides of the island. No fences. Nothing. Our children ran off ahead of us, and by the time we caught them up, they were literally standing on the edge of a cliff. Not my idea of a... More 

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Thank Helen W
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice walk across from Bigbury at low tide or via sea tractor at high tide (for a small fee). Fairly steep but manageable climb via gravel track/path to top of island. Not suitable for buggys as narrow in places and some steps. Great views back across to Bigbury, Bantham and beyond. Our children (4&7) managed the climb without a problem... More 

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United Kingdom
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205 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love visiting Burgh Island when we are at Challaborough. Beautiful views from the top of the island, quite a steep walk up! Worth the walk.

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Thank Jesseekarr
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70 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

There is no better place to see the sun set than on top of Burgh Island. Check the tides first! Car park on the mainland is pay and display.

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Totnes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2016

A lovely place. You can either walk across on foot when the tide is out (takes 10 mins) or get a relatively expensive tractor for novelty factor, or necessity if the tide is in. Burgh Island itself is lovely. I am not keen on the hotel, but many love it. I prefer to walk up the hill and sit on... More 

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Thank Robyn D
Fareham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016

Getting to the island is in itself an adventure, especially at high tide when you can't walk and need to take the transport. In the winter it is secluded and very quiet.

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Thank Phil P
Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016 via mobile

Don't come here if you like kiss me quick hats, arcades etc. Do come here if you like unspoilt and often empty beaches and quirkiness Great sea tractor to get to the island and Pilchard Inn when the tide is inn- my children still remember it approx 15 years later! Also visited the 'posh' version and took my husband for... More 

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Devizes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

A lovely place for a walk and a bit of Hercule Poirot nostalgia. Walk across the beach or get the tractor if the tide is in.

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Andalucia, Spain
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016

Roads to the island from Modbury are very small. Not much to do there Hotel closed for non residents.There is pub & cafes We had fish & chips on the top cafe really nice overlooking the island You have to try the sea tractor when the tide is in

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Worksop, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016

Recommended by a friend and I am so glad we visited. Beautiful beach to sit and watch the sea coming in. Soft sand so great to walk on and to the sea. Timing is important if you walk across to Burgh Island. There was a car park (pay and display).

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